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GPs should refer patients for persistent gastric reflux, says NICE

GPs should refer patients with persistent gastro-oesophageal symptoms for specialist care, recommend new draft NICE guidelines.

The guidance, published this week, says GPs should consider referring people of any age who have gastro-oesophageal reflux symptoms that are persistent, unresponsive to treatment or unexplained, or who are thinking about undergoing surgery.

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